Thursday, April 24, 2014

Zombie Invasion: Undead

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Ian Aberle

The undead are individuals that are neither alive nor deceased, but also describes a body that is animated by unnatural forces and/or an evil force (such as a demon.)  Some undead are corporal, while others are incorporeal and even imaginary.

Zombies

Zombies are reanimated corpses that are undead but brought back to life. Most of the time, as far as humans can determine, zombies are not self-aware but are driven by the desire to consume living humans.

Mummies

Mummies are a form of undead based on documented disposal of human or animal remains. Mummies are found in many different places in the world, including Africa, Asia and more. A mummy is a corpse wrapped in material such as linen. It becomes undead when it is reanimated. Mummification is known from early times and continues to be a viable option for disposing of human remains.

Vampires

Vampires are another form of undead; also they are mythological, based on folklore. Essentially, they are beings who survive off of the blood of other animals (especially humans). The idea of vampires goes back to prehistoric times, although the modern vampires are very different from original undead vampires. Vampire superstition in Europe and North America has led to mass hysteria causing some people to be accused of vampirism.

Zxxtergins

Zxxtergins are little-known forms of undead that resemble mankind. These monsters survive off of the blood and guts of humans and animals.  An Zxxtergin considers the human heart a treat.

Ghosts

Ghosts are present in many different societies as undead spirits of a deceased person or animal that refuses to admit they are dead and move on. Ghosts can either appear as helpful or hurting the people around them.

Ghouls

Ghouls are folklore-based undead monsters that live in graveyards and consume human flesh. These monsters are rather dark and extremely dangerous.


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Zombie Invasion: Zombie Tats

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These zombie tattoos are fun . . .





Photo 1 by  Murray Robertson
Photo 2 by Ruby
Photo 3 by Fr33Doom


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Zombie Invasion: 'Shaun of the Dead'

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If you're a person who loves to scream from the rooftops, "I hate zombie movies," I may have a cure for that - Shaun of the Dead.

Shaun of the Dead (2004) was directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg.  Pegg plays Shaun, an average nobody who works in an electronics shop and who has no goals in life. Shaun's condition is exacerbated by the behavior of his unemployed best friend Ed, played by Nick Frost. 

Shauns lack of direction and lack of initiative is affecting his relationship with his girlfriend, played by Kate Ashfield. Nothing pulls Shaun out of his "zombie" ways until the actual zombie apocalypse hits.

This British romantic zombie comedy movie (or "Rom-Zom-Com") is nothing short of British genius. Why? Because not only is it laugh-out-loud hilarious, it manages to scare you at the same time. The scares begin right away with the clever use of music and camera shots that create an undercurrent of impending dome that lead up to funny/scary scenes with the various zombies. Also, the acting is excellent.

I don't want to ruin it for you. So all I'll tell you is that if you can only see one zombie movie, Shaun of the Dead would be at the top of my recommendations.

Oh, and if you're wondering what George Romero thinks of Shaun of the Dead, he loves it!


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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Zombie Invasion: Six Fun Facts about George Romero

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Nicolas Genin

I owe my interest in zombies to the director, producer and screenwriter George Romero, 74. He is the creator of the famous "Dead" series that began with "Night of the Living Dead" (1968), and continued with "Dawn of the Dead" (1978), "Day of the Dead" (1985), "Land of the Dead" (2005), "Diary of the Dead" (2007) and "Survival of the Dead" (2009). Here are six fun facts about George Romero.

Romero is not enthusiastic about the TV show "The Walking Dead"

"They asked me to do a couple of episodes of  'The Walking Dead' but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically, it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now."

Romero did not call the zombies in "The Night of the Living Dead" "zombies." He called them ghouls

"I never thought they were zombies. To me back then, zombies were those voodoo guys who were given some sort of blowfish cocktail and became slaves. And they weren’t dead so I thought I was doing a brand new thing by raising the dead. Not that the dead haven’t been risen before."

In Romero's "Dawn of the Dead," everyone was supposed to die

"Actually, ever since 'Dawn of the Dead,' I mean, 'Night of the Living Dead,' everybody died. When I set out to make 'Dawn,' in fact, in my original script everybody died."

Romero's non-genre movies haven't done well box-office wise

"I tried early on to do several films that were not genre and nine people saw them, so I don’t have the credentials in that regard. There’s a bit of frustration there, but on the other side of that coin, and far outweighing it, is the fact that I’ve been able to use genre fantasy horror and be able to talk a little bit  about society, do a little bit of satire, and that’s been great, man."

Why is Romero interested in comics?

"A while back, Steve King wrote a screenplay I loved called 'Creepshow' which I ended up directing as a film. Great cast, by the way. Anyhow, it was a celebration of the comics we grew up reading as kids. So I’ve always been a fan, and I’d been working on a story that I wanted to do as a comic book even before Marvel called to see if we could do something together. And it was that story that became 'Empire.'"

"Day of the Dead" is Romero's personal favorite of the "Dead" films

"When it first came out, I think everyone wanted 'Dawn of the Dead' over again. There was some disappointment when it first came out, but that has changed now that it’s been out on video for a while. It also wasn’t distributed with any pizzazz at all initially and was almost invisible. Fans are discovering it, happily, and digging it.

I think it’s the campiest, and the reason I like it the most is that I had the best time making it. Everyone in the cast was friends, and we had a wonderful time doing it. We were all happy together, and it was just great."


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Zombie Invasion: Zombie Queens

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Hail to the Zombie Queens!



Photographers:
Nathan Siemers  - redhead
Eva Rinaldi - blonde
Timothy Krause - brunette


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Friday, April 18, 2014

Zombie Invasion: Do Zombies Pee and Poop?

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Any zombie fan is gonna wonder - do zombies pee and poop? I mean, think about it, all zombies do is eat and eat and eat, right?

Some people conclude that zombies pee, or at least, poop. Some conclude zombies chew, but don't actually eat.

I'm going to accept the answer that is found in The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead, that zombies don't have the digestive system that living humans have, and if any human matter enters their systems, it just sits there. It will accumulate and cause an extended belly overtime, and if there's too much accumulation, the matter will burst through the zombie's anus or stomach. But that doesn't stop a zombie, it will just keep seeking human flesh until some lucky human "kills" it or it "dies" on its own or wears out - so to speak.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Zombie Invasion: Fruits vs Zombies: Jolie Loves the Annoying Orange

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The Annoying Orange and his fruity compadres test their zombie apocalypse skills.  Warning, this is addictive!  



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